High quality subtitle translations, guaranteed

If you intend to distribute your video internationally, it is essential that you create subtitles in your target language as failing to do so will cause problems with comprehension. Once you have translated and synchronised your subtitles, you may decide that you want to give the viewer the option to switch them on and off throughout the course of the video. We will create a subtitle document for your video for each target language, which you can use for closed-captioning or we can encode the subtitle document to your video depending on your requirements.

A subtitle document can help…

When you want to distribute your video internationally.

When you require your video to have optional multilingual closed-caption subtitles which can be switched on or off at will.

When you want to release your video as a multi-language DVD.

When you want to publish your video on the web.

Video translation: The three main options explained

What our clients say

Flexible and innovative approaches to meet demanding goals

Webcertain has been a valued partner of Portakabin for over 20 years, providing the expertise required to help us grow our business in multiple European markets. With a wide-portfolio of websites and products, as well numerous internal stakeholders, we require flexible and innovative approaches to enable us to meet the demanding goals of each business unit. Webcertain understands our needs and our brand, and this enables the team to deliver cost-effective, adaptable solutions across SEO, PPC and website development which have played a vital role in our international growth and success.

Evelyn Hodgson

Head of Brand - Portakabin

Adapted for each market for maximum impact

We work with Webcertain to increase our brand awareness across key European markets and help us drive brand growth. Together, we have created campaigns utilising multiple channels and adapted for each target market to ensure maximum impact and relevancy to our audience. Webcertain has a great support team, who are easy to reach and very helpful in providing information. They understand our needs and provide a flexible approach that enables us to meet our goals

Hazel Goesaert

European Associate Marketing Manager - Business Machines - Fellowes

Technical and strategic expertise

Webcertain's understanding of language nuance and local culture ensures our messaging is relevant and compelling in each market we target, while staying true to our brand and highlighting our USPs. We rely on their technical and strategic expertise to develop both organic and paid search campaigns which will resonate with our audience and drive results across Europe. The team understands our goals and is proactive in making recommendations for improvements and suggesting opportunities. We are very happy with the results and would recommend Webcertain as an ideal partner for any brand with a global reach.

Surpreet Bahl

Digital Marketing Manager - Esko

For international support, look no further than Webcertain

There are many challenges when running international campaigns and Webcertain has provided invaluable support to us when targeting countries as diverse as China, Japan and Russia, where both cultural and linguistic knowledge are paramount for success. This knowledge, combined with skills and expertise across all digital channels, enabled us to build tailored and targeted campaigns to inform and attract students from around the globe. If you're looking for SEO, SEM or translation support in multiple languages and countries, look no further than Webcertain.

Tim Jordan

VP Marketing Berlitz and ELS

Why are subtitles important?

When you have created video content in English and want to distribute it internationally, it is important that you subtitle it in your target language. If you do not, then the language barrier will instantly discourage your target audience from watching the video as they may not understand the content and will not think that it is relevant to them.

When you want to create translated, synchronised subtitles, you should decide whether you want to have the subtitles burnt into your video or whether you simply want to receive the subtitles in a document format to display them using closed captioning. You should think about the intended use and outlet of the video prior to choosing the delivery format of the subtitles.

The main benefit of using a subtitle document is that the translated subtitles can be switched on or off at will throughout the viewing of the video. This option is ideal for the following:

  • web-based videos for YouTube, Vimeo, MP4 etc.
  • videos to be produced as multi-language DVDs

We will create a subtitle document, which can be used for closed-captioning of web videos or encoded to your video, for each target language.

Please note: A minimum charge applies to videos less than five minutes in length.

How it works

Once the subtitles have been finalised and quality checked, your video will be ready to be mastered.

We will provide the subtitles either as a separate document that can be used for closed-captioning, or we can encode the subtitle document to the video.

We are able to deliver subtitle documents in over 30 different formats including the following: .stl / .pac / .scc / .sif / .rtf / .das / .dar / .mtl / .cip / .sbv / .vtt / .usf / .fdx / .html / .fpc / .aqt / .asc / .ass / .dat / .dks / .js / .jss / .lrc / .mpl / .ovr / .pan / .pjs / .rt / .s2k / .sami / .sbt / .smi / .son / .srf / .srt / .ssa / .sst / .ssts / .stl / .stp / .sub / .tts / .vkt / .vsf / .zeg / .txt / .xml

Webcertain Group is passionate about generating business growth for its clients in any part of the world.

A team of native speakers of all the world’s major languages works together to achieve client objectives - no one understands working with different cultures and the nuances of language in the globe’s search engines better than the Webcertain multilingual teams. Webcertain can deliver translation in over 140 languages.

Benefits of working with Webcertain:

International specialist since 1997

Transparency and online portal management

No minimum contract period

No minimum order value

International know-how shared

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